September 3, 2013 - Apricot Lane has been moving to the forefront of chic boutiques since its launch in 2007. Owned by Country Visions, Inc. the company is on target to open 20 stores in 2013 bringing its total store count to 95 across 38 states and projecting $45 million in 213 system sales. The Apricot Lane Boutique Franchise, a branch of Country Visions, Inc., is anticipating exponential growth during the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014, projecting the opening of 40-50 new stores, with the 100th store opening slated for Spring 2014.

Read more: Apricot Lane Boutique Franchise Experiences Growth; 20 New Stores To Open Before Year End

Aug. 29, 2013 - VTech (www.vtechkids.com) today announced the availability of brand new Switch & Go Dinos. This evolving line of innovative, award-winning toys combines two of children's favorite playthings – dinosaurs and vehicles – with a cool transformation feature. Offering an exciting new voice-activated dinosaur, a range of dinosaurs with motion activated lights and sounds and cool new vehicles such as a jet fighter, helicopter and construction crane, the Switch & Go Dinos come in a variety of price points for every budget. They are now available at www.vtechkids.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, Toysrus.com and Walmart.com. In addition, parents can visit www.facebook.com/vtechtoys for a chance to win one of the new dinos.

Read more: VTech Expands Award-Winning Switch & Go Dinos Line With The Introduction Of Voice And Motion...

Aug 28, 2013 - It's no secret -- the art world is taking the Internet by storm. Amazon's recent entry into the online art space is just the latest indication that the Internet art movement continues to gain traction. From Norman Rockwell to Ansel Adams, artists of all genres are increasingly making their works available for purchase online. In today's world, consumers expect to search, click, purchase, and have a museum-quality masterpiece delivered to their doorsteps days later.

Read more: Anne Geddes Joins the Internet Art Movement, Partners With FineArtAmerica.com

Aug. 27, 2013 - Sears announced the winners of its Startup + Developer Challenge, the retailer's latest code-a-thon designed to foster digital innovations that further enhance the Shop Your Way member experience and strengthen the company's long-standing relationships and develop new ones in the technology community of Silicon Valley. More than 150 participants competed over three days for the chance to see their application brought to life by Sears. Team Omega Ortega developed the grand prize winning app, The Chore Score, and received a test budget from Sears.

Read more: Retail Innovation Shines at Sears Startup + Developer Challenge

August 26, 2013 - Access to books may help improve student achievement and school performance, yet two-thirds of children living in poverty have no books at home. Kellogg's has teamed up with Scholastic as well as dad, children's book author and actor Taye Diggs to promote childhood literacy and the importance of having books in the home.

Read more: Kellogg's And Scholastic Team Up With Taye Diggs To Give Kids Access To Books

August 26, 2013 - Soccer.com, the biggest supplier of soccer apparel and equipment in the U.S., together with Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, have teamed up to launch a new clothing line inspired by the popular character "El Chapulin Colorado" (The Red Grasshopper).

Read more: Soccer.com Partners with Televisa, Univision Communications to Launch Official Licensed "El...

Aug. 20, 2013 - Just in time for Halloween, General Mills Big G Monsters Cereals are returning to store shelves for a limited time — and cereal fans are already poised and ready to stock up. While Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry appear regularly around Halloween, their old friends Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy will join them this year. 

Read more: General Mills Announces Seasonal Release of Beloved Childhood Big G Monsters Cereals

August 19, 2013 - PriceGrabber just released its second 2013 Back-to-School shopping survey, which offers additional insight into the ever-changing back-to-school shopper. The survey found that nearly 80 percent of respondents find the majority of information on back-to-school products and promotions from online retailer emails, websites and blog announcements. This fall, consumers will be taking advantage of some nontraditional online methods to find the hottest deals. Conducted on PriceGrabber.com from June 16 to August 5, 2013, this survey includes responses from 1,937 U.S. online shopping consumers.

Read more: PriceGrabber: Back-to-School Shoppers Are Changing Their Strategies for Finding the Best Deals

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